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Global Partners Program

Global Partners is a mentoring program designed to assist first-year students with their adjustment to their new academic and social environments at Purdue and the College of Science. GSP matches first-year students participating in the College of Science Global Science Partnerships Learning Community with successful student partners enrolled in the same major. The main objective of the program is to provide incoming freshmen with the opportunity to build a relationship with a College of Science role model, while receiving academic and social support, as they make their transition to college life. The Global Partners program is dedicated to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and to helping  all students involved to expand their knowledge of global issues and how they impact the Purdue community.

Global Partners mentors are eligible to earn 3 points per semester of mentoring in the Learning Beyond the Classroom Experience with Domestic and International Diversity category. 

ACTIVITIES for Global Partners:

  • Monthly Dinner Meeting with cultural programs
  • Community Service – Halloween at the YMCA.......and more!
  • English Conversation Groups – Informal “chat” sessions to help international college of science students become more comfortable with conversational English.
  • Cultural Activities and Field Trips – Global Fest, Beach Trip, Corn Maze excursion, trip to Indianapolis and more...
  • International Film Festival, game nights, cookouts and more...

"During Global Partners, I developed a stronger apprecaition and understanding for cultures other than my own. I’m so glad that I’m involved with this program because I’ve learned so much"  
Suraya - Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology - CLass of 2016 - USA

"The best part of the Global Science Partners program was being able to interact with people who had a different background than me. I developed a better understanding of different cultures and people."   
Milana - Mathematics/Statistics - Class of 2016 - USA

"I wanna say millions of thanks for what this program has been done for me. It was comforting to receive help when I was abroad and so far from home. I always share what I learned in Global Partners and Global Dialogues, with my friends here, conveying the message to treat everyone equally and to help promote the cultures to everyone in the world. I think it was the best thing I have been involved. Thank you for that."
Chin Chai(Hugo) - EAPS - Class of 2014 - Malaysia 

"My favorite part of the Indianapolis Zoo trip was the extended contact with American students. We had great conversations and made some plans for the following week."
Jens - Math - German Exchange Student

"I loved being able to meet people from all over the world. It is an amazing opportunity"
Stephanie - Biology - Class of 2016 - England 

"Getting the opportunity to connect to many different people whether they were from a different country or a different region of the U.S. Each person had a perspective unique to who they are and where they were from."
Amanda - Biology - Class of 2015 - USA

Sophomore, junior and senior members of the Global Science Partners Program


The Indiana State Museum Trip


Group selfie at the White River Canal


Group photo at the White River Canal


Lunar New Year Celebration

Making Chinese dumplings to celebrate Lunar New Year




Minigolf and frozen yoghurt

Hunter, Eric, Yusen and Victor(Seung Ho)


Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yoghurt

The Indianapolis Zoo trip

On the way to the Indianapolis Zoo

GSP bus

Kia and Zijing at the Indinapolis zoo

Kia and Zijing

Han Lim(Ray) and Orangutan

Han and Orangutan

The scavenger hunt

Kia Yusen Hayley Eric



Halloween at the YMCA

Thomas the Tank Engine chatting with Savannah and JieNie

Hayley and Optimis Prime Transformer

Jennifer and Little Mario

Jennifer and Mario

Elizabeth helping Snow White

Eliza and SnowW

Neeraj and Don

The Corn Maze

Hayley and Wan at the Corn Maze

Hay Ride at Corn Maze

Jeremy and Jixiang Lu(Kevin)

Mentor training

Alison, Wan, Neeraj, Kia and Don building spaghetti structures


noodels group

Stephanie, Chin Chai and Kirtana  

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